Sep 18 2009 1:15pm to Sep 18 2009 1:15pm

Transforming Scholarly Communication

Lee Dirks - Director, Education & Scholarly Communication / Microsoft External Research

In the future, frontier research in many fields will increasingly require the collaboration of globally distributed groups of researchers needing access to distributed computing, data resources and support for remote access to expensive, multi-national specialized facilities such as telescopes and accelerators or specialist data archives. This talk will review the elements of this vision and explain the need for semantic-oriented computing by exploring eResearch projects that have successfully applied relevant technologies—and anticipated impact on scholarly communication as we know it today.

Sep 15 2009 12:30pm to Sep 15 2009 12:30pm

Berkman Klein Luncheon Series

Broadband Internet for Eastern Africa: Policy and Legal Issues

Professor Calestous Juma, Harvard Kennedy School of Government

The launching of Seacom’s fiber optic cable in July was the single most important infrastructure investment in eastern Africa since the construction of the Uganda Railway, then dubbed "The Lunatic Express." This talk explores the implications of this development for Africa’s capacity to expand the global market for access devices, creation of content, and development of markets. It identifies key policy challenges and opportunities facing Africa countries arising from the introduction of broadband Internet.


Kicking off the 2009-2010 academic year:

courses, job opportunities, open house on Sept. 8, events, and more to come!

Another fall semester is upon us, bringing new courses, challenges, and ways to engage with the Berkman Center formally and informally. Whether you’re new to Cambridge and Harvard, virtual or physical, starting a program at a neighboring school, or an old friend of Berkman, read on to learn what’s afoot at the Center this coming semester...